Red7 , May 28, 2014
It’s a question the US Army has no doubt pondered ever since it got stuck in the quagmire of Afghanistan: do you throw everything at the enemy, like a musclebound giant, or do you act nimbly to outsmart the opposition?
Watch Dogs, Ubisoft’s flagship project, proves that hacking skills can often overwhelm the enemy when brute force fails.
The first act is slow, taken up with a tutorial for an open world game.
The game itself centres on hacker Aiden Pearce’s attempts to bring the bad guys behind his family’s murder to justice.
Playing the role of both hunter and hunted, Pearce taps into Chicago’s infrastructure, hacking everything from cameras to traffic lights, trains to ATMs.
Watch Dogs plays to its strengths and its hacking sequences make it stand out from the open-world action crowd.
In character: five third-person classics
Grand Theft Auto V
Rockstar North’s action-adventure classic took more than US$800 million in worldwide revenues in the first day of its release.
The historical fiction franchise has been hailed as “the standout series on this generation of consoles”.
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Ocarina of Time picked up the Grand Prize in the Interactive Art division at the Japan Media Arts Festival and garnered six honors at the 2nd Annual Interactive Achievement Awards, including “Game of the Year”, “Outstanding Achievement in Interactive Design”, “Outstanding Achievement in Software Engineering”, “Console Game of the Year”, “Console Adventure Game of the Year” and “Console RPG of the Year”.
Gears of War
The much-garlanded military science shooter game snared an average review score of 93.97% at GameRankings and an average score of 94/100 at Metacritic.
Sony’s PlayStation classic has won universal acclaim and sold over 17 million copies worldwide.
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